It’s hard to think of another band that has had as monumental an impact on the heavier end of the rock spectrum as Led Zeppelin. Whether you think they were the greatest band ever, or simply overrated, their effect on rock music is without question. One major component of their success was the solid, funky and bluesy rhythm section of John Paul Jones and the late drummer John Bonham. JPJ was never a bass player to sit in the shadows, though his onstage persona was perhaps less flamboyant than his bandmates. From his tight riffing on tracks such as ‘Black Dog’ to the funky grooves of ‘Ramble On’, Jones doled out high-quality bass-lines on every cut. Still rocking today with supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, he remains at the forefront of the musical genre which he helped to shape so profoundly.